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Employment/Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following job opportunities:


Part Time Instructor Positions

Zoo ClassesJoin our team of educators and volunteers in the Zoological Society Conservation Education Department at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Our engaging education programs are designed to support the development of environmental and scientific knowledge through developmentally appropriate, hands-on learning.

Why we love teaching at the Zoo

Weekday - School Instructor (part-time)

Teach weekday K3-8th grade school programs at the Zoo and outreach at the schools from September 2019 through May 2020. This position will focus more heavily on K3-3rd grade programs. Teach 2-5 days per week based on school bookings (guaranteed 60 hours per month regardless of bookings). Seeking candidates who are interested in returning every September – May (continued employment based on performance and interest). Summer weekday and/or weekend positions may be open based on availability – positions given to current employees first.

To learn more about the position details and requirements click here.
Apply for the school instructor position

Weekend - 2 year old w/ adult Instructor (part-time)

One position is currently available to teach 2-year-old (with adult) Zoo Classes on select Saturdays and/or Sundays. Instructors attend training and shadow each class topic prior to teaching in their first year. Seeking candidates who are interested in returning every September – May (continued employment based on performance and interest). Summer 2020 weekday and/or weekend positions may be open based on availability.

To learn more about the position details and requirements click here.
Apply for the 2 year old w/ adult instructor position


Education Specialist

Join our team of conservation educators! This position takes a holistic view of educational programming offerings within Conservation Education, primarily for 6-10 year old children. This role works closely with the Manager of Innovation & Engagement in support of the ZSM mission to educate people—especially children—about the importance of wildlife and animals and support the Milwaukee County Zoo, and the Conservation Education department’s vision to inspire and empower all members of our community to take conservation action.

To view the position description, click here.

To apply for the position, have a PDF of your cover letter AND resume ready, and click here


Grants Coordinator

 

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee (Society) is searching for a Grants Coordinator to join a very fun environment and talented team of professionals in supporting one of the most cherished community assets, the Milwaukee County Zoo.  Under the general direction of the Society’s VP of Development, this individual will be responsible for researching, preparing and submitting proposals and grant applications in support of the Society’s Development Department’s ongoing needs and priorities. The primary focus is to write proposals and applications for both private and public funding, research grant opportunities and submit timely and accurate reports for grant funded programs and/or projects.  Must be able to multi-task and work independently with great attention to detail and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.  This is a full-time position located at the Society’s main office on the grounds of the Milwaukee County Zoo.
This position requires handling a broad range of duties including:


•    Writing, reviewing and submitting proposals, presentations, and other materials to secure gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations for Society/Zoo funding priorities.
•    Develop cultivation and stewardship strategy for new and existing corporate, foundation and government grant funding opportunities.
•    Research potential funding sources through a variety of printed and electronic sources.
•    Research and compile giving history and relevant information for donor and prospective donor visits for staff and representatives of the Zoological Society.
•    Complete miscellaneous writing assignments as necessary.

Requirements:
•    Bachelor's degree preferred with three to five years of related experience.
•    Proven track record in successful grant/proposal writing and research.
•    Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
•    Excellent written and oral communication.
•    Excellent grammar and strong research skills.
•    Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
•    Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs.
•    Experience with budget development and monitoring.
•    Knowledge of contracts and agreements is a plus.
This is a full-time position located at the ZSM’s main office on the grounds of the Milwaukee County Zoo. For more information about the ZSM, please visit http://www.zoosociety.org/

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume including salary requirements (salary commensurate with experience) to:

    Zoological Society of Milwaukee
    c/o Human Resources
    10005 W. Bluemound Rd.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

Or by email to HR@zoosociety.org


For high-school volunteer summer opportunities, click here.